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Research Supervisors


Members of the English & Creative Writing team are qualified to supervise to PhD level in the following areas:



Field of Study

Prof Simon Barker MA, PhD

Shakespeare, cultural history, literature and the performing arts of the Tudor and early-Stuart period. Representations of military conflict in literature and film

Dr Rachel Crossland MA, PhD

Science and Literature

Dr Isla Duncan BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, PGCE

Canadian Women's Writing; Discourse Analysis and Critical Linguistics.

Dr Hugh Dunkerley BA, MA, PhD, PGCE

Ecocriticism; Creative Writing: poetry.

Dr Naomi Foyle BA, PhD

Contemporary Poetry & The Ballad; SFF; Middle Eastern Literature; Eco-literature; feminism

Prof William Gray BA, MA, BD, ThM, PhD

Children’s Literature; Fairy Tales & Fantasy Literature; R.L. Stevenson; Literature & Religion/Theology; Hermeneutics.

Dr Miles Leeson BA, DPhil

Contemporary British and European Fiction, Interdisciplinary studies, Philosophy, Ethics and the Novel

Stephanie Norgate BA

Contemporary Drama & Poetry; Creative Writing: Drama & Poetry.

Prof Alison MacLeod  BA, MA, PhD

The Contemporary Novel; Creative Writing: the novel; the short story.

Prof Benjamin Noys BSc, MA, DPhil

Contemporary European Philosophy & Psychoanalysis; cultural politics of the image; American Literature & European literature in translation.

Dr Paul Quinn MA, DPhil

Early Modern theatre; Medieval & Early Modern religious discourse; Early Modern Sussex; Detective Fiction

Prof Fiona Price                  BA, MA, PhD

Eighteenth-century Women’s Writing; Romanticism; The Gothic; the historical novel.

Prof Duncan Salkeld            BA, MA, PhD

Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies.

David Swann BA, MA

Contemporary Poetry; Creative Writing: the short story; poetry.

Stavroula Varella BA, PhD

Historical linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language contact; Lexicology.